June 23rd, 2016

Strawberry Lemon Pie

Nothing says summer to me like fresh strawberries. Unless it’s a fresh strawberry pie. I just love all of those sweet, ripe strawberries piled high in a flaky crust and covered in a sweet and tangy glaze. When it comes to the perfect dessert for a backyard barbecue or neighborhood potluck, this beautiful Strawberry Lemon Pie is about as summery as a pie can get!

Strawberry Lemon Pie

There are so many ways to make fresh strawberry pie. In fact, I don’t think I’ve every tried a strawberry pie I didn’t like, but this version, with a homemade glaze and a hit of lemon and fresh mint, is my absolute favorite. I can’t think of a sweeter, more refreshing way to celebrate summer.

If you have the time, feel free to make your favorite homemade pie crust for this pie. I’m not ashamed to say I use frozen or refrigerated crust most of the time. I’m forever trying to achieve a balance between simple and delicious in my kitchen, and prepared pie crust is one of the ways I achieve that balance. So believe me, I won’t judge. 

This pie is wonderful on its own, or with a dollop of whipped cream on top. One tip: this pie is best eaten the day it’s made. After too long, the juices from the berries start to soften up the crust, so I recommend eating it within 4-5 hours. But don’t worry, you won’t have any trouble finishing it off!

Strawberry Lemon Pie

Preparation 35 Total Time 0:00

Ingredients

  • 1 prepared crust for a single crust pie
  • 8-9 cups fresh strawberries, stemmed and halved, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Red food coloring, optional
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest, divided
  • Fresh mint leaves, for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare the glaze, combine 1 1/2 cups of the strawberries and the water in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar and cornstarch. Add the strawberry puree and mix well.
  3. Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture is thick and bubbly. Cook and stir for about 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in food coloring (if using) and 1 teaspoon lemon zest. Cool for 10 minutes without stirring.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the remaining strawberries and the glaze, tossing gently to coat strawberries. Transfer the strawberry mixture to the prepared pie crust.
  5. Chill pie for 1-2 hours, or until set. Before serving, garnish with remaining lemon zest and fresh mint leaves.

Recipe Notes

Total time includes chilling.

This is such a beautiful pie to serve on a summer evening, and it’s sure to impress your family and friends. Don’t forget to save this delicious dessert recipe to your favorite Pinterest board for later.

Strawberry Lemon Pie 

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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens

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Comments

  1. You are right, so many ways to make strawberry pie, but I love this version with mint and lemon too. So fresh>, Danelle!

  2. Oh my – this looks incredible, so elaborate and fancy.

 

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